A case of spooks ’n shadows
Say it with a sting.....
11 April 2010
Jacob Zuma was not at the South Gauteng High Court this week. But there was little doubt his shadow was there.
In a case almost resembling President Zuma’s own case of multiple counts of fraud, corruption and money laundering – his namesake, Jacob Sello Selebi, aka Jackie Selebi, stands accused of multiple counts of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.
This week he made an application before High Court Judge Meyer Joffe to have his case dismissed, arguing the state had failed to demonstrate his guilt . Joffe will make his decision tomorrow .
But in his absence , President Zuma’s name came up a few times, though indirectly. First it was Selebi’s attorney, Jaap Cilliers SC, arguing that the state’s case had been a conspiracy unrelated to law but other sinister considerations .
He spoke of conspirators, including the state as represented by the National Prosecuting Authority, who concocted a plan to have Selebi found guilty of corruption “in order to neutralise him”.
That could have come from President Zuma’s own defence – he also cried conspiracy.
Of course tomorrow Selebi will hope to be the second Jacob in just more than a year to have his case of corruption abandoned even before he’d taken the stand to defend himself.
Comments by Sonny
To think that "these spooks" really think that they are above the LAW!
One party state mentality!
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